I have previously asked a question and thank you for those who have replied. Much appreciated.
My question now is this: Why is wrong for a Muslim to ask to meet a Christian woman, who he intends to marry (from Australia) in Dubai, wrong in Islam? It makes no sense to me at all!! The meeting would be held in a Public place so I don't see the problem! People have to meet, don't they, to see if they are compatible with each other?
Talking on Skype is one thing - so we would like to meet, just see if we have the same 'connection' in person, but as I said, it may not be for 12 months yet and he is very patient and is willing to wait.
This may not happen for maybe 12 months or more - and he is quite happy with that - he is not pushing or shoving me in any way!!
We have been corresponding for the last six months or longer and have become very fond of each other - nothing more, nothing less! HE IS THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN!! There are GOOD MUSLIMS out there - contrary to other opinions!!
We have come to know each other very well in that amount of time. I know his likes/dislikes and he knows mine. I've heard it is wrong to meet in Dubai. Why? I've been told he is not a true practicing Muslim - which is wrong - he prays the mandatory 5 times a day and observed Ramadan for the month of July (we did not correspond for that whole month). He also tells me things that he can & can't do as a Muslim.
He is not, in any way, looking for a way to obtain a Passport/Visa to come to Australia, either!! That, I can guarantee!! Amman, Jordan, is his home and will remain so!! He has a lovely home and 3 grown-up children and I have 2 grown-up children and 3 grandchildren. What is wrong with wanting to spend your life with someone - irrespective of what Religion that my be!! Where we want to meet, I think, is irrelevant!!
Yes, of course we do intend to marry, eventually. May not happen for a couple of years yet as we would like get to know each other so much better first. He has also told me what it is like to live as a Muslim wife - I am also considering changing to Islam, in time, and he knows this, and has offered to help me with this, when/if the time comes.
Is there anybody out there that can give me some 'constructive' advice, instead of all the negative opinions that have come my way!!